A report on Buenos Aires and Río de la Plata

Our Lady of Buen Aire in front of the National Migration Department
Río de la Plata in Argentina
Juan de Garay founding Buenos Aires in 1580. The initial settlement, founded by Pedro de Mendoza, had been abandoned since 1542.
Satellite image of the Paraná and Uruguay rivers emptying into the Río de la Plata. Due to the relatively calm surface of the estuary and the angle of the Sun relative to the satellite, the current of the river flowing out into the Atlantic is visible.
Aldus verthoont hem de stadt Buenos Ayrros geleegen in Rio de la Plata, painting by a Dutch sailor who anchored at the port around 1628.
Discovery of the Río de la Plata by Juan Díaz de Solís. He would be attacked and killed by Charrúas later.
Emeric Essex Vidal, General view of Buenos Ayres from the Plaza de Toros, 1820. In this area now lies the Plaza San Martín.
The city of Buenos Aires sits along the southern coast of the Río de la Plata.
Impression of the Buenos Aires Cathedral by Carlos Pellegrini, 1829.
The naval battle during the Argentine-Brazilian War, 1827
View of the Avenida de Mayo in 1915
Construction of the Obelisk of Buenos Aires on the 9 de Julio Avenue, 1936.
9 de Julio Avenue, 1986.
Catalinas Norte is an important business complex composed of nineteen commercial office buildings and occupied by numerous leading Argentine companies, foreign subsidiaries, and diplomatic offices. It is located in the Retiro and San Nicolás neighborhoods.
Satellite view of the Greater Buenos Aires area, and the Río de la Plata.
Buenos Aires Botanical Garden
Heavy rain and thunderstorm in Plaza San Martin. Thunderstorms are usual during the summer.
The Buenos Aires City Hall in the right corner of the entrance to the Avenida de Mayo
Metropolitan Police of Buenos Aires City
The Immigrants' Hotel, constructed in 1906, received and assisted the thousands of immigrants arriving to the city. The hotel is now a National Museum.
Villa 31, a villa miseria in Buenos Aires
The Metropolitan Cathedral is the main Catholic church in the city.
The Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, the main stock exchange and financial center of Argentina.
Headquarters of the National Bank of Argentina, the national bank and the largest in the country's banking sector.
Buenos Aires Bus, the city's tourist bus service. The official estimate is that the bus carries between 700 and 800 passengers per day, and has carried half a million passengers since its opening.
Monument to the Carta Magna and Four Regions of Argentina in the neighborhood of Palermo
The Centro Cultural Kirchner (Kirchner Cultural Center), located at the former Central Post Office, is the largest of Latin America.
Homage to Buenos Aires, a mural located at the Carlos Gardel station of the Buenos Aires Underground. It represents a typical scene from the city and several of its icons, such as singer Carlos Gardel, the Obelisco, the port, tango dancing and the Abasto market.
Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art.
The interior of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, a celebrated bookstore located in the barrio of Recoleta.
Tango dancers during the World tango dance tournament.
The Buenos Aires Philharmonic.
Gaumont Cinema opened in 1912.
A screening at Parque Centenario, as part of the 2011 edition of BAFICI
A fashion show at the Planetarium in 2013, as part of BAFWEEK.
View of Bolívar Street facing the Cabildo and Diagonal Norte, on Buenos Aires' historical center. The city's characteristic convergence of diverse architectural styles can be seen, including Spanish Colonial, Beaux-Arts and modernist architecture.
Teatro Colón.
Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires, a public high school in Buenos Aires, and it is one of the most prestigious in Argentina and Latin America.
University of Buenos Aires' Law School in Recoleta
July 9 Avenue
Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
A Mitre Line Trenes Argentinos train in Retiro railway station
Map of the Greater Buenos Aires Commuter Rail Network
200 Series rolling stock at San José de Flores station, Buenos Aires Underground.
Buenos Aires Underground map
Metrobus, Paseo del Bajo.
Buquebus high-speed ferries connect Buenos Aires to Uruguay
Campo Argentino de Polo, home of the Argentine Open Polo Championship, the most important global event of this discipline
La Bombonera during a night game of Copa Libertadores between Boca Juniors v. Colo Colo.
Luna Park

The city is located on the western shore of the Río de la Plata, on South America's southeastern coast.

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The name Río de la Plata is also used to refer to the populations along the estuary, especially the main port cities of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, where Ríoplatense Spanish is spoken and tango culture developed.

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Country in South America.

Country in South America.

Monument to the Charrúa, the indigenous people of Uruguay
The Portuguese established Colonia do Sacramento in 1680.
The oath of the Thirty-Three Orientals in 1825 prior to the beginning of the Cisplatine War, in which Uruguay gained independence from the Empire of Brazil
Manuel Oribe served as President of Uruguay and led the Blancos in the Civil War.
The victory of the Ejército Grande at the Battle of Caseros resulted in the overthrow of Juan Manuel de Rosas.
Uruguayan troops in trenches at the Battle of Tuyutí in 1866, during the War of the Triple Alliance
Palacio Salvo, built in Montevideo from 1925 to 1928, was once the tallest building in Latin America.
Former Uruguayan president Jorge Batlle with former U.S. president George H. W. Bush in 2003
2011 bicentennial celebrations at the Palacio Legislativo in Montevideo
A satellite image of Uruguay
Cerro Batoví in Tacuarembó Department
Lake at Iporá Resort in Tacuarembó
Köppen–Geiger climate classification map for Uruguay
Palacio Legislativo, Montevideo
Palacio Piria, seat of the supreme court
A map of the departments of Uruguay
Tabaré Vázquez (former two-term President 2005–2010, 2015–2020) with then-President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in 2007
From right to left: Then-president José Mujica with his wife Lucía Topolansky and the former presidents of Uruguay Luis Alberto Lacalle, Jorge Batlle and Tabaré Vázquez in 2011
Current Uruguay's president Luis Lacalle Pou at a press conference, Apr. 22, 2022.
Uruguayan Army T-54 Main battle tank
GDP per capita development since 1900
A proportional representation of Uruguay exports, 2019
World Trade Center Montevideo
Vineyard in Uruguay
Punta del Este is one of the main tourist destinations in the Southern Cone.
The historic colonial city of Colonia del Sacramento
Port of Montevideo
Carrasco International Airport, Montevideo
Punta del Este International Airport
Population pyramid in 2020
The Church of Saint Charles Borromeo in San Carlos is one of the oldest churches in Uruguay.
Faculty of medicine of the University of the Republic, founded in 1849
A "livable sculpture", Carlos Páez Vilaró's Casapueblo was his home, hotel and museum.
Tango dancers in Montevideo
Murga singers at carnival
José Enrique Rodó
Centenario Stadium
Uruguay supporters at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

It shares borders with Argentina to its west and southwest and Brazil to its north and northeast; while bordering the Río de la Plata to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast.

Its natural harbor soon developed into a commercial area competing with Río de la Plata's capital, Buenos Aires.


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Country in the southern half of South America.

Country in the southern half of South America.

The surrender of Beresford to Santiago de Liniers during the British invasions of the Río de la Plata
Portrait of General José de San Martin, Libertador of Argentina, Chile and Peru.
People gathered in front of the Buenos Aires Cabildo during the May Revolution
Julio Argentino Roca was a major figure of the Generation of '80 and is known for directing the "Conquest of the Desert". During his two terms as President many changes occurred, particularly major infrastructure projects of railroads; large-scale immigration from Europe and laicizing legislation strengthening state power.
Official presidential portrait of Juan Perón and his wife Eva Perón, 1948
Admiral Emilio Massera, Lieutenant General Jorge Videla and Brigadier General Orlando Agosti (from left to right) – observing the Independence Day military parade on Avenida del Libertador, 9 July 1978.
Two members of the Regiment of Mounted Grenadiers guarding the Constitution of the Argentine Nation inside the Palace of the Congress.
Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside of Asia, at 6960.8 m, and the highest point in the Southern Hemisphere.
The national animal of Argentina is the Rufous hornero, a small songbird native to South America
Argentina features geographical locations such as this glacier, known as the Perito Moreno Glacier
Casa Rosada, workplace of the President
The National Congress composed of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.
Provinces of Argentina.
G 20 leaders gathered in Argentina for the 2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit.
Diplomatic missions of Argentina.
Argentine destroyer ARA Almirante Brown (D-10)
A proportional representation of Argentina exports, 2019
The Catalinas Norte is an important business complex composed of nineteen commercial office buildings and occupied by numerous leading Argentine companies.
Atucha Nuclear Power Plant was the first nuclear power plant in Latin America. The electricity comes from 3 operational nuclear reactors: The Embalse Nuclear Power Station, the Atucha I and II.
Buenos Aires Underground is the oldest underground railway in Latin America, the Southern Hemisphere and the Spanish speaking world.
"Estudio País 24, the Program of the Argentines" in Channel 7, the first television station in the country
SAC-D is an Argentine earth science satellite built by INVAP and launched in 2011.
President Macri in the INVAP with the SAOCOM A and B, two planned Earth observation satellite constellation of Argentine Space Agency CONAE. the scheduled launch dates for 1A and 1B were further pushed back to 2018 and 2020.
The cacique Qom Félix Díaz meets with then president Mauricio Macri.
Over 25 million Argentines have at least one Italian immigrant ancestor.
Dialectal variants of the Spanish language in Argentina
Francis, the first pope from the Americas, was born and raised in Argentina.
Argentina has historically been placed high in the global rankings of literacy, with rates similar to those of developed countries.
The University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, alma mater to many of the country's 3,000 medical graduates, annually
El Ateneo Grand Splendid was named the second most beautiful bookshop in the world by The Guardian.
Sun of May on the first Argentine coin, 1813
Four of the most influential Argentine writers. Top-left to bottom-right: Julio Cortázar, Victoria Ocampo, Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy Casares
Martha Argerich, widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of the second half of the 20th century
Andy Muschietti, director of It, the highest-grossing horror film of all-time.
Las Nereidas Font by Lola Mora
View of Bolívar Street facing the Cabildo and Diagonal Norte, on Buenos Aires' historical centre. The city's characteristic convergence of diverse architectural styles can be seen, including Spanish Colonial, Beaux-Arts, and modernist architecture.
Diego Maradona, one of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century
Lionel Messi, seven times Ballon d'Or winner, is the current captain of the Argentina national football team.
Argentine beef as asado, a traditional dish
The Cave of the Hands in Santa Cruz province, with artwork dating from 13,000 to 9,000 years ago.
Carlos Gardel, the most prominent figure in the history of tango
Juan Perón and his wife Eva Perón, 1947
Argentine Polo Open Championship.
Civilian casualties after the air attack and massacre on Plaza de Mayo, June 1955
Juan Perón and his wife Isabel Perón, 1973
Argentinians soldiers during the Falklands War
Néstor Kirchner and his wife and political successor, Cristina Kirchner
Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside of Asia, at 6960.8 m, and the highest point in the Southern Hemisphere.
Argentina map of Köppen climate classification
Casa Rosada, workplace of the President
The National Congress composed of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.
Provinces of Argentina
Lockheed Martin A-4AR Fightinghawk operated by the Argentine Air Force
Fiat factory in Córdoba, Argentina
Rosario-Córdoba Highway
Passenger train near Mar del Plata
Argentine provinces by population (2010)
Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires
Argentine beef as asado

Argentina is a federal state subdivided into twenty-three provinces, and one autonomous city, which is the federal capital and largest city of the nation, Buenos Aires.

With a mainland surface area of 2780400 km2, Argentina is located in southern South America, sharing land borders with Chile across the Andes to the west; Bolivia and Paraguay to the north; Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east; and the Drake Passage to the south; for an overall land border length of 9376 km. Its coastal border over the Río de la Plata and South Atlantic Ocean is 5117 km long.


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Capital and largest city of Uruguay.

Capital and largest city of Uruguay.

Cerro de Montevideo as seen from the city, in 1865.
17th century map of the Río de la Plata basin
"Monte Video from the Anchorage outside the Harbour" by Emeric Essex Vidal (1820). The earliest securely dated picture of the city.
Map of Montevideo during the Guerra Grande (1843–1851).
Plaza Independencia around 1900.
A street in Montevideo's Ciudad Vieja.
Map of Uruguay showing Montevideo on the Atlantic Ocean, between Argentina and Brazil
Sunset in Montevideo.
Map of the barrios of Montevideo
Palacio Salvo
Pocitos is the most populous Montevideo neighborhood.
The Legislative Palace.
World Trade Center Montevideo
Telecommunication Tower.
Plaza de la Constitución in winter
Solís Theatre
Monumento La Carreta
Obelisk of Montevideo in the Parque Batlle
The Botanic Gardens of Parque Prado
Parque Rodó.
Fortaleza del Cerro
Punta Brava lighthouse.
Fishermen in Punta Carretas.
Playa de los Pocitos
Central Cemetery.
Palacio Municipal, headquarters of the Intendencia.
Solis Theatre in Montevideo
Painter shop in Montevideo
The poet Delmira Agustini.
The writer Eduardo Galeano.
Fountain in the entry of the Cabildo
Uruguayan officials conversing at a meeting at the Palacio Taranco, 6 November 2010
Museo Historico Nacional de Montevideo
Museo Torres García
Museo Naval de Montevideo
Montevideo Carnival: drummers
"Zonal queens"
Estadio Centenario
Rugby in Montevideo
Cathedral Interior
Punta Carretas Church
Montevideo's beach on the River Plate
Hotel Casino Carrasco
Libertador Avenue
TV reporter in Montevideo
Estación Central General Artigas.
View of the new railway station
Carrasco International Airport.
Buquebus high-speed ferries connect Montevideo to Argentina
Port of Montevideo
Kindergarten kids at a public school in Montevideo
A laundress girl in a school play in Montevideo

Montevideo is situated on the southern coast of the country, on the northeastern bank of the Río de la Plata.

Between 1680 and 1683, Portugal founded the city of Colonia do Sacramento in the region across the bay from Buenos Aires.

Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata

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Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata and de jure extension (light green)
Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata and de jure extension (light green)
Spanish and Portuguese empires in 1790.
Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata and de jure extension (light green)
Viceroyalty of the Río de La Plata administrative divisions

The Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata (Virreinato del Río de la Plata or Virreinato de las Provincias del Río de la Plata) meaning "River of the Silver", also called "Viceroyalty of the River Plate" in some scholarly writings, in southern South America, was the last to be organized and also the shortest-lived of the Viceroyalties of the Spanish Empire in the Americas.

Buenos Aires, located on the western shore of the Río de la Plata estuary flowing into the Atlantic Ocean, opposite the Portuguese outpost of Colonia del Sacramento, was chosen as the capital.

Above: William Beresford surrenders to Santiago de Liniers (1806)

British invasions of the River Plate

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Above: William Beresford surrenders to Santiago de Liniers (1806)
River Plate, 1806
Portrait of Don Santiago de Liniers. Naval Museum of Madrid.
Sir William Beresford, commander of the British troops.
Lieutenant-General John Whitelocke, commander of the British forces in the second invasion.

The British invasions of the River Plate were two unsuccessful British attempts to seize control of areas in the Spanish colony of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata that were located around the Río de la Plata in South America – in present-day Argentina and Uruguay.

A detachment from the British army occupied Buenos Aires for 46 days in 1806 before being expelled.

Tango dancers in Montevideo


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Tango dancers in Montevideo
El Tango by uruguayan painter Pedro Figari
Tango postcard, c. 1919
Choreographed stage tango in Buenos Aires
World tango dance tournament in Buenos Aires
Tango rhythm
Tango Porteño
Ballroom tango illustration, 1914
Arja Koriseva at the 2004 Tangomarkkinat in Seinäjoki, Finland
Casual Argentine tango dancing outdoors
Carlos Gardel

Tango is a partner dance and social dance that originated in the 1880s along the Río de la Plata, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay.

The dance originated in lower-class districts of Buenos Aires and Montevideo.

Punta del Este

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City and seaside resort on the Atlantic Coast in the Maldonado Department of southeastern Uruguay.

City and seaside resort on the Atlantic Coast in the Maldonado Department of southeastern Uruguay.

Chiverta Ave. from Playa Brava (Rough Sea Beach) to Playa Mansa (back). Gorriti Island.
Playa El Emir.
Manantiales Beach at the sunset
The fingers of Punta del Este.
Lighthouse of Punta del Este
Sea lions on Isla de Lobos (Isle of Wolves)
Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport.
The 2014 Punta del Este ePrix was the first race of the Formula E history in the Americas.

The limit between the two marks the end of the Río de la Plata and the beginning of the Atlantic Ocean, and split is signaled by the Mano de Punta del Este, which the sculptor designed to warn swimmers about the danger of rough waves.

Punta del Este can be reached from Buenos Aires by ferryboat to Montevideo (the capital city), 140 km from Punta del Este, and then by car or bus.

Juan de Garay

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Spanish conquistador.

Spanish conquistador.

Monument to Juan de Garay

He was governor of Asunción (present day Paraguay) and founded a number of cities in present-day Argentina, many near the Paraná River area, including the second foundation of Buenos Aires, in 1580.

In 1580, having attained the rank of Capitan General of the Viceroyalty, he re-founded the city on the banks of the Río de la Plata, which was first established by Pedro de Mendoza in 1536 under the name of Nuestra Señora del Buen Ayre, but was later destroyed by the natives.

Paraná River

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River in south Central South America, running through Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina for some 4880 km. It is second in length only to the Amazon River among South American rivers.

River in south Central South America, running through Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina for some 4880 km. It is second in length only to the Amazon River among South American rivers.

The sun rising over the Paraná River, from northeast of Rosario, Argentina
Paraná River source at the border of the states of São Paulo, Mato Grosso do Sul and Minas Gerais, in Brazil.
Container ship, traveling downstream by the city of Ramallo, Argentina
The Rosario-Victoria Bridge
Astronaut's photo showing a {{convert|29|km|mi|adj=on}} stretch of the Paraná, just downstream from Goya, Argentina
Parana river in Posadas, Argentina
Map of the Rio de la Plata Basin showing the Paraná River and its major tributaries

It merges with the Paraguay River and then farther downstream with the Uruguay River to form the Río de la Plata and empties into the Atlantic Ocean.

This watershed contains a number of large cities, including São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Rosario, Asunción, Brasília, and La Plata.

Club Atlético River Plate

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Argentine professional

Argentine professional

The team that achieved the promotion to first division in 1908
River Plate jerseys exhibited in a corner of the city of Buenos Aires in 1955
A 1985 Adidas jersey worn by Américo Gallego at the River Plate Museum
La Máquina in 1941. Fltr: Muñoz, Moreno, Pedernera, Labruna, Loustau
The stadium built by River Plate in La Boca. The club played its home games there from 1915 to 1923.
River Plate supporters walking towards the stadium in 1938
River Plate fans welcome the team in a superclásico in 2010.
Angel Labruna, River Plate all-time top goalscorer
Amadeo Carrizo holds the most appearances record for River Plate
José Manuel Moreno and Alfredo Di Stéfano
Marcelo Gallardo is the most successful River Plate manager in club's history with 14 titles won
Alberto López won the 1950 World Cup with Argentina
River Plate field hockey team playing Club Ciudad in 2011
José Meolans competed for River Plate and represented Argentina in four Olympic Games
Gabriela Sabatini started playing tennis in River Plate
Women's volleyball at River Plate
María Pía Gomez scoring a goal for the women's team in 2011
Carlos Peucelle was a notable forward, playing 10 years for River Plate.
Bernabé Ferreyra was an implacable scorer: 187 goals in 185 matches.
Adolfo Pedernera was the natural conductor of La Máquina.
Ángel Labruna, the all-time top scorer with 293 goals.
José Manuel Moreno is considered one of the best South American players ever.
Alfredo Di Stéfano is regarded as one of the best footballers of all time.
Amadeo Carrizo, whose style revolutioned the goalkeeper position.
Omar Sívori started his career at River Plate before moving to Italy.
Oscar Mas is the all-time 2nd. top scorer.
Daniel Onega holds the record for the most goals scored in a single season of Copa Libertadores.
Reinaldo Merlo played his entire career in River Plate.
Daniel Passarella was player, manager and president of River Plate.
Norberto Alonso, one of the most iconic players of River Plate.
Enzo Francescoli won 7 titles during his 2 tenures on River Plate.

sports club based in the Núñez neighborhood of Buenos Aires.

Founded in 1901, the club is named after the English name for the city's estuary, Río de la Plata.